Often asked: How To Adjust The Clutch Cable On A Motorcycle?

How tight should a motorcycle clutch cable be?

In general, 3-4mm at the perch is a good goal, and as a rule, it’s always better to have too much slack than too little.

How do you adjust self adjusting clutch cable?

Locate the nuts so you can adjust them by loosening both slightly. Pull up the clutch cable again so you can feel a point where the clutch fork engages. Once you feel it engage, that’s where you should adjust the clutch cable.

How tight should a clutch cable be?

How tight should a clutch cable be? There should be a slight amount of freeplay in the clutch pedal. If the cable is too tight, the clutch may not be fully engaged and it WILL wear out sooner. I start by adjusting so the pedal can be easily moved by my hand 1/4″ to 1/2″.

When should I replace motorcycle clutch cable?

For my motorcycle, the throttle and clutch cables are replaced due to any of the following reasons:

  1. Frayed.
  2. Age of more than 2 years. Bike is parked outside without cover for most part of the year.
  3. Damage to the adjuster nuts.
  4. Kinked.
  5. Chaffing of outer rubber/coating.
  6. Throttling or clutching is taking an effort.
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Why is my motorcycle clutch so hard to pull?

There are several factors that can contribute to a stiff clutch. An old, worn or dirty clutch cable is one reason. Other factors include dirty lever, stiff clutch springs, dirty or worn actuator arm or push rod. Clutch position and hand strength can also be a factor.

How do you install a self adjusting clutch cable on a VW?

On self – adjusting clutch cables, depress the clutch pedal several times. Compress the spring (under the rubber boot) and have a helper remove the securing parts from beneath the clutch release lever. Pull the cable end from the lever. Do not open the automatic adjustment mechanism.

How do I know if my clutch cable is stretched?

You have to push the pedal to the floor to disengage the clutch. Too loose a cable and the clutch won’t completely disengage and shifting will be difficult. Gears will grind and you may have difficulty getting the transmission in first gear when stopped.

Can clutches be adjusted?

Over time the clutch wears down and requires adjustments. The clutch freeplay must checked and adjusted at every 6,000 miles or as specified in the maker’s service schedule. Newer vehicles use a hydraulic clutch and slave cylinder that are self adjusting and do not require adjustments.

How do you know when your clutch needs adjusting?

Difficulty disengaging the clutch One of the first symptoms commonly associated with a bad or failing clutch cable adjuster is difficulty disengaging the clutch. If the cable is incorrectly adjusted, or the mechanism has a problem, this may cause the pedal to retract the cable a shorter amount then it normally would.

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How do you adjust a free travel clutch?

Use the internal adjuster & set the gap to 1/2 inch. As the clutch wears the gap increases & you loose free pedal. Set the gap & the free pedal will return. After the linkage is set, it only needs adjustment to compensate for wear within the linkage itself.